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Ten Keys to Creating Fulfillment Warehouse KPIs

February 21, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When you outsource product fulfillment to a third-party logistics company (3PL), you place your trust and your customers’ satisfaction in its hands. Yet it’s shocking how many Etailers either have no well-developed program for measuring 3PL fulfillment performance or who use their KPIs in name only. 

That’s what this article is all about. 

Filed Under: warehouse kpi, eCommerce Fulfillment, Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing

Bullish on Teamwork: Why Integrate Fulfillment and Shipping Services?

February 19, 2019 by Harry Drajpuch

If the only thing it took to win an NBA title was having one of the world’s most dominant players, the 1984-1990 Chicago Bulls should have been a slam-dunk.  After all, they had Michael Jordan.

Yet the struggling Bulls didn’t manage to win a single championship until the early ‘90s, when new coach Phil Jackson convinced Jordan and his teammates to focus on team play instead of individual glory. 

Filed Under: fulfillment operations, order fulfillment process, eCommerce Fulfillment, Parcel Transportation

Don’t Wing It:  How Your Order Fulfillment Solution Is Like Flying an Airplane

January 31, 2019 by Harry Drajpuch

When I became a private-instrument-rated pilot, I strongly suspected it would help me overcome my fear of flying.  (And it did).

What I didn’t know was that it would also equip me to be a better product fulfillment professional.

I was recently reminded of this when I went on a popular podcast and found myself comparing piloting a plane to managing order fulfillment for an eCommerce business.

Filed Under: order fulfillment process, eCommerce Fulfillment, Logistics Outsourcing, Third Party Logistics

FULFILLMENT FOR DUMMIES: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Order Fulfillment Process

January 29, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

For online retailers, processing and delivering orders eats up a huge chunk of operating expenses. That’s why it pays to know as much as you can about this critical function.

But here’s the problem: You’re a busy entrepreneur. For now, being successful requires focusing most of your time on growing sales and building your team. You simply don’t have time to make yourself a fulfillment expert.

Filed Under: order fulfillment process, eCommerce Fulfillment, Scalability, Logistics Outsourcing, Third Party Logistics, B2C Fulfillment, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), Parcel Transportation

Searching for FBA Alternatives: Why More Amazon Sellers Are Taking a Hard Look at Seller Fulfilled Prime

January 22, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Any way you look at it, Amazon’s fulfillment arm, Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA), has an enormous warehousing footprint.  It currently operates about 128 fulfillment centers in the U.S. alone – and that doesn’t even factor in Amazon’s many Prime Now hubs, Whole Food grocery DCs, delivery stations, and other distribution locations.

For Amazon sellers, using FBA simplifies things by handing over all fulfillment and customer

Filed Under: order fulfillment process, eCommerce Fulfillment, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), B2C Fulfillment

Amware CEO Appears on Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast

January 14, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment’s CEO, Harry Drajpuch, recently appeared on the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast to talk about all things fulfillment and promote Amware’s Fulfillment for Dummies eBook.  You can listen to the interview here or search for "Entrepreneurs on Fire" within your favorite podcast app.

Filed Under: order fulfillment process, eCommerce Fulfillment, Amware News, Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment

The Windy City at Your Back: Ten Reasons Why A Chicago Fulfillment Center Makes Sense

January 9, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

It’s often referred to as Second City.  But when it comes to transportation and fulfillment, there are many reasons why Chicago is second-to-none.    

Home to world-class culture, the nation’s highest building, and several beloved sports franchises, it’s also a vital cog in many companies’ national fulfillment networks. 

Filed Under: Top Fulfillment Locations, eCommerce Fulfillment, Marketing Fulfillment, Parcel Transportation, Logistics Outsourcing

What Is Seller Fulfilled Prime? Everything You Need to Know – And Weren’t Afraid to Ask

December 18, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

Not long ago, the only way to ensure 2-day shipment for Amazon Prime orders was to use Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA), the online sales giant’s in-house logistics arm.  

But, since 2015, there’s been another way for online sellers like you to achieve Prime certification and tap into all of the related online selling advantages – Amazon’s Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) program.

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, B2C Fulfillment, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)

New Amware eBook Provides Straight Talk About Your Amazon Fulfillment Options

December 13, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

As an online seller, you need and want access to Amazon’s huge base of Prime members.  That’s a given.

Now 95 million people strong, it’s characterized by frequent shoppers who each spend about $1,400 per year – and who routinely look for the Prime badge when deciding which Amazon merchant to buy from.

But does meeting Prime’s two-day shipping promise mean that your only viable choice for getting orders out the door is

Filed Under: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment

All The Right Stuffing:  Amware Offers Antidotes For Parcel Shipping Cost Increases

November 20, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

If you’re reading this shortly before your annual Thanksgiving feast, keep your antacids handy, because the country’s largest package carriers have begun rolling out their annual parcel shipping increases, and boy are they cause for heartburn.     

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, Third Party Logistics

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